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The Year of Our Lord 2018, May 6, Sixth Sunday of Resurrection Liturgy of the Word pg. 315, Creed pg. 748  Anaphora of St. Sixtus pg. 856 - 9:30 am Liturgy is offered as 40 day memorial for the repose of the soul of Nadia Kurdy...






The Year of Our Lord 2018, May 6, Sixth Sunday of Resurrection

Liturgy of the Word pg. 315, Creed pg. 748 

Anaphora of St. Sixtus pg. 856






- 9:30 am Liturgy is offered as 40 day memorial for the repose of the soul of Nadia Kurdy as requested by Elie and Asma Doche. May she rest in peace.

- 11:30 am Liturgy is offered for the repose of the soul of Issa Amer, as requested by his wife, Juliette Amer, and family. May he rest in Peace.


Weekday Liturgy
-Wed, May 9, 7:00 pm
-Thur, May 10, 7:00 pm
-Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm
-Sat, May 12, 6:00 pm Liturgy in Arabic










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Sixth Sunday of The Resurrection


Romans 10:1-13—Righteousness Based on Faith

My heart’s desire and prayer to God on their behalf is for salvation. I testify with regard to them that they have zeal for God, but it is not discerning. For, in their unawareness of the righteousness that comes from God and their attempt to establish their own (righteousness), they did not submit to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for the justification of everyone who has faith. Moses writes about the righteousness that comes from (the) law, “The one who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will go up into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down) or ‘Who will go down into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we preach), for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord  and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. For the scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 


Luke 24:36-48—The Appearance to the Disciples in Jerusalem

While they were still speaking about this, Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish; he took it and ate it in front of them. He said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.








Lk 24:36-48 Presence matters

Jesus appears once again to disbelieving disciples. He comes in a bodily form and stirs their sleeping memories.

While Jesus was living among the people, he was labelled as the Messiah. The Jewish expectation was that a mighty warrior would appear and lead the Israelites to victory over their enemies. Their hope lay in Jesus. So when Jesus dies their hopes are dashed. What is ever more surprising is not only that he re-appears from the dead, but he does so in ordinary appearance. Jesus doesn’t return as a warrior Messiah. He returns as himself.

In this Gospel passage we read how Jesus convinces the disciples it is him. He shows them his hands and feet, gets them to touch him, he eats fish they offer him, and he speaks assuring words to them. Same person, same technique, same pattern.

So what does all this mean for us? A number of things actually. Firstly, why wait for death to encounter God? God is among us now. Secondly, why wait for a God you don’t know. The God of love you had desired is that very same God. Finally, God is found in the ordinary, everyday happenings of life – a touch, a word, a felt presence.

So open your eyes, ears and heart and look for God who is there with you, loving you just as you are.


Margaret Ghosn mshf







Pastor: Msgr. Antoine Bakh

Pastoral Assistant: Eliane Cury 

Subdeacon: Charles Doche

Sr. Laure Attieh: 657-262-8136 

Sr. Martha Mechleb: 657-262-8316 


Council: Dr. Robby Ayoub 714 402-0090 

Stewardship: Bob Hamra Jr. 714-520-3222


Head Ushers: Joseph Yezbak & Tony Khoury 

Choir: Dr. Anthony Elkhoueiry




League: Marie Ghanimeh 

Women's Society: Rita Khattar 562-773-8994

Young Adults: Tarah Boustani

Youth Group: Andrea Doche 949- 648-9425 

Kids Club: Dr. Michel Kamel, Rania Khoury



Parish Outreach: Holly Risha 562- 900-7270

Religious Ed: Marie Therese Abboud

(714) 615-8952 

Arabic Classes: Dr. Marlize Ayoub 714-402-1644 

Kitchen Committee: Gine Lazo (714) 322-5219 







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